A little more on the AL Rookie of the Month
I think that I noted this somewhere, but to give him his proper due:
Pineda was a little blown away by the award. He had a big smile on his face.
“It’s pretty good,” he said. “I’m excited because rookie of the month is … oh wow.”
Pineda was told by several teammates, his agent and Mariners media specialist Fernando Alcala.
He won each of his last four starts in April, becoming just the fifth rookie pitcher in modern Major League history (since 1900) to win four consecutive starts in one season before the end of April. He joins Monte Weaver (1932 Washington Senators), Jerry Koosman (1968 New York Mets), Fernando Valenzuela (1981 Los Angeles Dodgers – five in a row) and Kaz Ishii (2002 Los Angeles Dodgers – five in a row).